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Nothing to be Frightened Of - Julian Barnes
Nothing to be Frightened Of
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307356994 (030735699X)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
3.0 Nothing to Be Frightened Of
Most personal nonfiction is addressed clearly outwards; as if the writers need the assurance of public eyes to validate their experience. One thing I quite liked about this book was how internal it was: it's like eavesdropping on a conversation Barnes is having with himself, attempting to console hi...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
5.0 Nothing to Be Frightened Of
This is NOT going to be a review of the book, because ... I don't even know why I can't review this book. I can just talk about my own experience of it. Just this time, I promise. I am so afraid of death that it cripples me. That sounds so pompuos, but it's true. I am afraid of death, because it nev...
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.5 Gazing into the Abyss
This is Julian Barnes' extended essay on mortality and his terror of death. His most recent novel, "The Sense of An Ending" deals fictionally with the same subject, and I feel the novel was more successful, or at least less depressing. Contrary to the hopeful-sounding title, Barnes apparently find...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
I wouldn't have read this except that Dawn recommended (and loaned) it to me. The idea of prose/essay about death does not appeal.But I enjoyed the book. It was thoughtful and witty and literary. It's also rambly, but our thoughts about death are rather rambly, aren't they? They can't be conclus...
koloplet rated it
4.0 Nothing to Be Frightened Of
Autobiografija, porodična istorija, veliki esej o smrti - sve to odjednom. Štivo koje piše Barns, šezdesetneštogodišnji starac, uplašen od smrti. Veliki esej o smrti, religiji i umetnosti, provučen kroz mnoge primere iz književnosti, naročito francuske (Renara, najviše) ali i iz drugih umetnosti (sl...
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